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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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ATB - doubled partial score made
If it's any consolation, when the opponents can actually make 3 we must be going down an awful lot doubled in anything we might have bid instead. Still, the winning option for East-West (resp. North-South) was indirectly alluded to by Marty Harris - if only East had responded the ...
Optimum Contract
The par contract depends on the identity of the dealer: if anyone but South deals the par contract is 4 doubled by South as a save against 3 by East; if South deals East should save in 4 doubled over South's 3.
ATB - doubled partial score made
Either the bidding diagram or the comments require a 90 degree shift in polarity.
So you had a bidding accident
Not sure it makes much difference to the actual play - you're going to cash the black-suit tops anyway. You're just hoping to drop East's queens rather than West's at matchpoints.
Optimum Contract
Richard Pavlicek is usually the answer to "who composed this weird hand", and this case is no exception. I seem to recall, however, that there exists a deal on which South can make four spades but West can make five spades.
Is this psyche legal?
Mike, he's not even wrong. Even he would tell you, if he were in a directorial frame of mind, that "asks for five-card majors" is an explanation that should not be given. But even if "one occasion, whether blah" were true, how would anyone know? "Did you ever do ...
Is this psyche legal?
"I totally disagree. That is the explanation which would mislead the opponents. Now they would be afraid that something funny is going on, and might overcall on a marginal hand and go for a number when, as will be the case virtually 100% of the time, responder does have game-forcing ...
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
"And, unfortunately, this crisis will set back "global warming" another few years." If this crisis continues for another few months, it might be the means of avoiding the global warming crisis altogether. After all, it has produced an immediate and actual reduction in fossil fuel emissions many times greater than ...
Only Connect Series 15 Final
As usual for that quiz show, I would have outscored the contestants on two of the questions and they would have outscored me by a factor of at least ten. Cracking stuff, especially the Pringles.
Another bridge quote (AND DON'T SPOIL IT FOR OTHERS!)
Nine hearts to the knave, queen, king to be sure - but what were the pips?

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